Seymour Duncan Dimebag Set
Seymour Duncan releases the new Dimebag pickup set, consisting of the Dimebucker for the bridge and SH-1 '59 bridge for the neck.
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This new dual humbucker set features a high-output blade humbucker bridge pickup for aggressive playing styles, and a warm sounding neck humbucking pickup for fluid solos. The brand describes the set as recommended for rock, metal, hard-hitting solos and other heavy rock styles.
The set is created to help guitar players find the perfect match for the hard-hitting Dimebucker bridge pickup, pairing it with what Dimebag actually preferred for the neck position - the slightly hotter SH-1 '59 bridge.
Dimebag Darrell of Pantera collaborated with Seymour Duncan to create the Dimebucker pickup, which has been available for quite a while now. It has reduced metal mass and utilizes a ceramic magnet with stainless steel blades resulting in a hard-hitting pickup that resembles Dimebag's aggressive playing style.
The Dimebucker has high D.C. resistance of 16.25K ohms and high resonant peak of 5.1kHz, allowing for improved low and high frequencies and improved squeal harmonics. Dimebag Darrell was quoted saying this about the pickup:
"It's very saturated–not to the point where it's overly fuzzy — but it has a smooth and crunchy distortion tone. It will give you some extra gain, but it won't go so far that your sound breaks up and is going crazy. You get that warm tone with the distortion mixed in and it has the low end that's kicking you in the butt while the top end is cutting your face off in the right way, but not ripping your face off. If you ever listen to a Pantera record, that's what you'll hear through this pickup.”
After the completion of the Dimebucker, Dimebag found that the SH-1 '59 neck pickup was no longer fitting. He then decided to use the slightly hotter bridge version on the neck with favorable results. The increased output of the Duncan 59 bridge provides a better balance with the DimeBucker.
This bridge turned neck pickup is a based on a late-'50s vintage P.A.F.-type humbucker, providing classic tones that contrast and complements the modern and aggressive sound of the Dimebucker.
The pickup set comes in short legged version with four-conductor hookup cable and its own form-fitting mounting ring. For the complete specifications and other information, head over to Seymour Duncan.
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